Mistakes happen, it’s a very complex element of life because of the aftermath it shapes up. Sometimes out of these mistakes, a greater outcome forms from learning from that mistake and then there’s the heavier kind of mistakes, the ones where the outcome is not positive and at times has no outcome. Knowing this earlier would’ve done favors for Jack Carlington, a twenty three year old scottish local in Celtic who played in a semi pro team. Jack is a good,hardworking, and disciplined man who dreamed of being a professional football player just like his father. He’d wake up five in the morning and head to the field to practice because he was a believer in practice makes perfect and as insane as this routine looks on paper, it really displayed his determination and will to achieve his dream. In the afternoons, he’d do a light workout focusing on the little things such as his flexibility and mobility. At the evenings, he’d go to the nearby local football club to watch a game and from that game, he’d analyze every little detail such as how the players position themselves to receive the ball, how they work together to thread seamless plays and breakdown the opposition. Jack was a huge admirer of Johan Cruyff, a Dutch legend, considered to be one of the most influential figures in football history, and Jack was inspired by the visual Cruyff had of football. It all looked possible for Jack until one day changed the course of everything, as he was playing in a match against the local rival team.
As many on this platform know, I’m a tragic Arsenal supporter. Before you all start with the banter, yes Arsenal is crap atm, I know. However, I have another more pressing question to ask. Where is Mesut Ozil?
If there is a sport that anyone can practice, it is undoubtedly Table Tennis or Ping-Pong. Although at the elite level it is one of the most complicated sports that exist (according to NASA the most), at the amateur level it adapts to almost all needs. From those people who want speed and demand to stay in shape, to those who just want to have fun without too much physical wear and tear.
Football finances have always been a little edgy. Clubs often live season to season on massive amounts of debt with their long term future in the hands of the footballing gods. It may seem like a crazy notion when you think of how much money the sport generates each year through sponsorships and astronomical TV deals. Unfortunately with every extra dollar that hits the Premier League coffers, there are always a hundred more ways to spend it, with the ever rising cost of players and their wages topping that list. Even the so called mega clubs like Manchester Utd, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham are financed through massive debt structures that on paper seem ludicrous. Everybody knows that Chelsea for instance are financed by Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich. Since the world oil tycoon took over at Stamford Bridge the club has achieved much envied success with Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy to boot. But, even with these trophies in the bag and a growing world wide brand reports from the likes of forbes.com and English newspaper, The Times, Chelsea still owe their owner a whopping 1.13 billion GBP. This is money that Abramovich has personally put in to the club through loans and an amount that the club will be paying back in instalments, with interest. Of course Chelsea are not the only club run this way. Manchester City are set up in a similar fashion with super rich owners putting their own money on the line to achieve success, while the likes of Tottenham and Manchester Utd are run with debt from the banking institutes.